21 July 2005

Missouri Misery

Sorry I was gone for a bit. Was on travel for a bit, then dealing with some home/work related things. But all is well now. And yes, I was on travel for a bit in Missouri. I do not like that state. If you are curious, spend three hours driving on I-44.

Anyways, DCU ties KC 1-1 last night. This was one of those games where you'd really like to see three points, for a couple of reasons:
  1. Championship teams can get full points on the road even while playing worse than the other team. And DCU's defense was not great. By all rights, it should have been 1-0 or 2-0 after the first 25 minutes. That DCU was up at the half almost made this the kind of game you have to steal.
  2. It's the fricking wizards. I mean, for chrissakes, c'mon. Put 'em away.

That being said, there were some good things:

  1. Wilson's spin move in the 10th minute on the wing.
  2. Adu's passing.
  3. Josh Gros. Not just the goal, but the number of times he stepped into a through ball while playing defense. Beautiful.
  4. The occasional long shot from Clyde Simms. I agree that these are real useful in softening a defense, and taking a shot from beyond the box that goes just wide makes people nervous. You can make a case that Gros doesn't find the net without Clyde's ealier work.

And there was bad:

  1. Defense was erratic. I love Boswell, but he and Wilson were not at their peak in this game.
  3. Giving up counters.

Anyways, the rest of the season looks travel free. This is a good thing. Let's gear it up.